Play for Pink: High Point Regional High School defeats Pope John XXIII Regional
By George Hunter
High Point defeated Pope John XXIII Regional in varsity field hockey on Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018. The final score was 3-0. The annual Play for Pink game took place at High Point Regional High School in Wantage Township. It was the last game of the season for both teams.
The High Point Wildcats was the home team and wore hot pink while the visiting Pope John Lions donned white and pink during the game.
Tyra Wingle scored two goals for High Point. Michaela Thiessen scored one goal.
Team records: High Point Wildcats 6-8-1. Pope John Lions 5-10.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
The charity game “Play for Pink” was the result of High Point coaches wanting to create awareness at the high school and raise money to help cancer patients and future research. The charity game will do both with all proceeds from the game going to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
P.I.N.K. (Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, Knowledge), a non-profit group started in 1990 by a group of women who were saddened when a friend was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Businesses that gave monetary donations and material support are;
Irish Cottage Bar & Restaurant of Franklin, New Jersey
Tire King of Sussex, New Jersey
JoAnne's Family Hair Salon of Middletown, New York
Jimmy's Pizza of Branchville, New Jersey,
Good Guys Garage, Inc. of Dover, New Jersey
Beemerville Volunteer Fire Department of Sussex, New Jersey
Sussex Bike & Sport Shop of Sussex, New Jersey
Sussex County Lock & Safe, Inc. of Sparta Township, New Jersey
Kuiken Brothers Company, Inc. of Wantage, New Jersey
Tri-States Concrete, Inc. of Sussex, New Jersey